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Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Class Spotlight – Ogryn: Skullbreaker

Another week, another spotlight on one of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide‘s classes, this time around, Fatshark is focusing on the big, strong, and unstoppable force that is the Ogryn: Skullbreaker.

Ogryns are abhumans, a subspecies of humanity deemed useful enough to protect it from the sanction of purgation. Stronger and tougher than ordinary humans, Ogryns excel at work that requires extra muscle or indifference to pain, making them perfect as shock troops and bodyguards in the Astra Militarum. Nothing like using their brawny bodies to shield their comrades and immense strength to smash their enemies.

They value strength above all else and thrive in situations where their straightforward approach to life is likely to earn praise, reward, or food from their teammates and superiors.

"If you want to win, you send for the biggest, meanest, and angriest you’ve got. That’s me. Not these runts. They can’t hold a proper gun. Can’t hold a proper knife. Scream in pain all the time. Or just because it’s fun. Or because they’re bored. Idiots. Not good enough. Not gonna win. Not without me. Everyone agrees. Everyone I talk to, anyways. And people like talking to me. If they know what’s good for them. Not polite to ignore me, now is it?"

Large and brutally strong, what Ogryns lack in wit and strategic ability, they make up with sheer strength in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. Slow but reliable, their immense toughness grants them great survivability, serving well to take the brunt force of their enemies’ assault in the place of their comrades.

A Skullbreaker leans into the Ogryn’s foremost attribute: its prodigious strength. He loves nothing more than to charge into the thick of the fighting, shouldering aside any “punies” that get in his path to deliver punishing, shattering blows against his chosen target. Often while laughing as the tiny, tiny foes tire themselves out, flailing at him in return.

It’s not subtle, but it’s definitely effective. More importantly, it’s fun, and Ogryns like having fun.

Naturally, it would be difficult for an Ogryn to handle human weapons with those massive slabs of hands they have. For this reason, they have their own arsenal of weapons – such as the starter weapons Ogryn Pipe Club, or the Ogryn Thumper, a massive, break-action shotgun that complements them in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide.

Utilizing the class ability of Bull Rush sees the Ogryn charge forward with speed and power, knocking all enemies back. It also buffs the Ogryn with increased movement and attack speed at the same time, making it easier to deliver punishment to all who are unfortunate enough to be standing in its way. For those seeking a tank to do the business, the Ogryn: Skullbreaker is always going to be a good choice.

Following the deep dives into the Zealot, Veteran, and now the Ogryn, there will be one more class spotlight coming in the near future for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide for the Psyker. Best get up to speed before the game launches this Nov. 30; survival is going to require all players can muster in the fight against Chaos.

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